Not sure what we’re more jealous of – the fact that her skin is so frustratingly flawless, or the fact that she acted alongside so many gorgeous men in Scarlet Heart Ryeo. Probably a little both.
Famous for having flawless, porcelain skin, IU has always been the envy of many women. Not to mention how just late last year, she starred in a K-Drama alongside stars like Lee Joon Gi, Kang Haneul, and of course, Baekhyun of EXO (I’m never getting over Wang Eun, to be honest).
So what exactly are IU’s beauty secrets? Well, I dug up some of her interviews regarding skincare, and here’s what I found.
1. Make pumpkin your BFF
Firstly, IU likes to stay away from food that are high in dairy content, sugar, and caffeine. Some of the food she avoids include chocolate, soft drinks, and potato chips. Instead of snacking away like most of us, her diet consists mostly of fruits, vegetables, and fish.
One of her favourite dishes is pumpkin. Pumpkin contains fruit enzymes and antioxidants which help to smooth and soften your skin for that effortless glow.
2. Home-made masks
Instead of Bulgarian Rose Oil, the real IU makes an egg white and honey mask every week to keep her skin looking bright and firm. Apply the mask on your face for 10 minutes, and then rinse it off. It gives your skin a healthy glow and helps to tighten your pores, reducing the accumulation of dirt.
If you’re not a fan of DIY masks, I really recommend Sloane Inc Water Infusion Mask to keep your skin hydrated and also to nourish your skin. In 20 minutes or less, you’ll see a visible difference in skin quality.
3. Hydrate yo’self
IU drinks two glasses of warm water as soon as she wakes up to kickstart her metabolism, and also to prevent her skin from breaking out. She’s not the only one who does this either. Many Korean stars, such as Song Hyekyo and Jun Jihyun, also swear by this simple technique.
4. Facials that suit your skin type
In a relatively recent interview, IU mentioned that she often goes to the dermatologist to receive treatments when she has the time. Go for facials that suit your skin condition or consult a skin doctor. You’ll need to assess your skin type before picking a suitable treatment for you.
5. Anti-aging products
You’re never too young to start using anti-aging products, and prevention is always easier than finding a cure.
Sloane Inc Age Defy S9.7 is packed with hydrating ingredients that help to firm skin, and improve the skin’s overall fragrance. Collagen is key to making sure your skin looks young and plump, so with this anti-aging formula, your skin will surely be provided with lifting and firming benefits.